Watch Guide for the Budget Conscious
Nothing tops off an ensemble like a nice watch. A glimmer of a sharp watch face in a lounge or a nice splash of color in a bar can pull positive attention and get a conversation started. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend the equivalent of a mortgage to have a stylish, durable watch that will keep drawing stares for years to come. There’s a bevy of trustworthy websites and apps that sell high-quality watches at bargain prices. It should be noted that these sites hold temporary sales on watches, so their sale items change frequently. Comparable options will be available when the sale items below are gone. Here’s a few options listed below:
Price: $59.99 Original Price: $525
Akribos watches have a big-faced, strong profile and uses quality materials for their sunray dials, crystal-accented bezels and braided bracelets. Akribos implements handsome color paterns; whether you pick black face with gray band, blue face with gold band, or black face with black band, you can’t go wrong.
Price: $74.99 – $89.99 Original Price: $495
Adee Kaye watches are designed in Italy and feature square faces and genuine leather or stainless steel mesh bands. Numerals pop on the watch dial with blue on gold, gold on black or gold on blue numerals. Watching the mechanics of the watch through the skeletal frame is a nice touch, too.
Price: $99.99 Original Price: $1,299
These chronograph watches feature 1/20th and 12-hour sub-dials, a date window and a handsome multi-textured face. The black dial-on black face and band setup would look right at home hanging out of the driver side of a sports car.
Price: $78.99 Original Price: $485
Now you can bet that you’ll stand out from a crowd of lady hunters wearing this awesome piece of wrist wear. Joshua and Sons has released another gem with this one; a see-through frame and angled second dial, plus a checkered face for both dials make it a must buy. The black leather band and red stitching pull everything together like Recaro seats in sexy coupe.
Price: $132 Original Price: $745
The tasteful color pairing of gold and silver in addition to the arrowhead hands and Arabic numerals put this watch over the top. This timepiece would look just as good as an everyday office accessory as it would to pull together your three-piece suit or after-hours business casual ensemble.
Price: $159 Original Price: $440
Price: $129 Original Price: $725
This AVI-8 pays homage to the legendary Hawker Hurricane, a British single-seater fighter that was credited for 60 per cent of the Royal Air Force’s Victories in the Battle of Britain. White numbers on a black dial stand out well, and a second dial is lit up with the colors that the Hawker Hurricane made its mark wearing. The case is stainless steel with a black strap to finish the look.
Price: $179 Original price: $725
This watches keeps you covered in two different time zones, just in case you obsess on planning ahead when you make long-distance flights. It features a skeletal set-up and tasteful blue accents in addition to a jewel-like background to Roman numerals. The black leather band in glossy, paired with gold-accented, stainless steel elements.